It is possible for nearly any type of trip/slip and fall accident to have a premises liability component if it was the result of negligence on the part of the property owner. California law states that you are entitled to receive compensation for your injuries if a property owner is found liable for the accident as a result of the owner’s actions which created the risk or the owner’s failure to take action which could have mitigated the risk.
It’s never easy to cope with the physical and emotional impact of a premise liability accident. In addition to the physical and emotional pain and suffering, fall victims often face overwhelming financial debt due to steep medical bills and lost income as well. The award-winning lawyers at Oakwood Legal Group, alleviate the stress by answering your claims-related questions and helping you and your family fight for the compensation you deserve. We will give you the advice and guidance you need to make it through this difficult time and we will NEVER CHARGE YOU UNLESS WE WIN. Furthermore, you will NEVER pay anything out of your pocket to our law firm, for any reason.
Under California premises liability laws, property owners and managers of commercial properties owe visitors who have the intent to conduct an economic transaction (ie shoppers) a heightened duty of care. A property owner has a duty to protect and/or warn an invitee of all known and knowable dangers. Common dangers can include, wet or slippery floors, food and debris on the floor left for an unreasonable amount of time, loose carpeting, bad lighting, stairs that our not built to code, and many other conditions. We have also seen cases of negligence by the city where the sidewalk concrete was damaged or other parts of the city have been negligently maintained, such as trees or signs.
Our firm has had record setting settlements and verdicts in the State of California in slip/trip and fall matters. If you or a family member has been injured in an accident and you think it might be due to negligence on the part of the property owner, we encourage you to call us now to discuss the details of your case. You are under no obligation to hire our firm, and we will provide you with honest and accurate guidance about the choices in front of you.
There are specific premise liability laws that determine your legal right to compensation. There are laws that govern how much you can recover on your bills that were covered by your health insurance and there are laws that govern whether or not your injuries were actually caused by the accident. Additionally, there are laws that place fault on multiple parties, which may negatively impact your outcome. It is important that your legal team understands the complexities of these laws and knows how to use them to your benefit.
Our team has handled thousands of slip/trip falls successfully and has received several awards for the work performed on the more difficult cases throughout the state of California. Even if you believe you may be partially at fault for the accident, we can help you. We understand the laws that protect you and use those laws to ensure our clients win their case. It is important that you hire the RIGHT law firm with the skills, knowledge and brain power to be able to assist you no matter how difficult or easy your case may be.
Types of California Premise Liability Cases We Handle
We are widely recognized as California’s best premise liability law firm because we have successfully handled a variety of premise liability claims. Each case is unique, and it takes experience and finely tuned legal strategies to overcome the hurdles standing between accident victims and a fair settlement.
We are seasoned litigators who assist clients in the following types of premise liability cases:
- Indoor slip/trip and fall injuries
- Outdoor slip/trip and fall injuries
- Slip/trip and falls in supermarkets
- Slip/trip and falls that occur on sidewalks and walkways
- Slip/trip and falls at marinas
- Slip/trip and falls on boats
- Slip/trip and falls in apartment complexes
- Slip/trip and falls caused by rain, snow, or sleet
- Slip/trip and falls that occur on tile, carpet, concrete, or linoleum
- Slip/trip and falls due to inadequate lighting or lack of handrails
- Slip/trip and falls on elevators or escalators
- Explosions or fires on any premises
- Swimming pool and jacuzzi injuries
- Pet and animal attacks on any premises
- Injuries suffered by security guards or bouncers or injuries suffered due to lack of or negligent security on premises
- Injuries due to broken glass
- Injuries at amusement parks, farms, residential homes, malls, and theaters
- Injuries resulting from apartment complex negligence
- Playground Accidents or Injuries at School
- Dog & Animal Attacks
Duty of Care
Under California premises liability laws, property owners and managers of commercial properties owe visitors a duty of care to protect and/or warn an invitee of all known and knowable dangers.
If the premises were maintained in a negligent or unsafe manner, you have the right to pursue compensation for your present medical bills, future medical bills, past lost wages, present lost wages, past pain and suffering, future pain and suffering and other damages you have incurred as a result of the accident. This remains true even if you were partially at fault. Unfortunately, insurance companies will not pay you what you deserve, because you don’t know these laws and they take advantage of that. We take pride in what we do and take pride in getting our clients every single penny that is owed to them by law.
We know the strategies used by insurance companies and defendants in these cases to reduce their liability. Insurance adjusters might try to manipulate you into making a recorded statement that can be used against you. They might offer a low settlement before you know the full extent of your injuries. They might review your social media profiles for images that can be used to dispute the severity of your injuries. They go as far as hiring private investigators to follow you and video tape your day to day activities in an effort to minimize how much they pay you. You should never speak to the insurance adjuster, even when dealing with your own carrier, and you should not accept a settlement offer, without consulting an experienced car accident attorney. Countless times our clients have contacted us and we have recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars more than the original offer.
There are several factors that will determine whether your claim is successful and the worth of your case. Those factors include:
- The severity of your injuries
- The extent of medical treatment presently needed and needed in the future
- The cost of the medical bills you have incurred
- The cost of any future medical treatment you will need
- The amount of income you lost due to your injuries
- Whether your injuries have affected your future earning capacity
- Whether you required home modifications to accommodate your injury
- Whether your injury caused scarring, disability, or the loss of a bodily function
Harvard Attorney Representing YOU – Setting Records in the State of California for People JUST LIKE YOU!
What we love most about our line of work is the fact that our clients are able to receive legal representation from the best of the best, regardless of their financial status. In other fields of law, clients are often placed at a legal disadvantage because they cannot afford a highly educated, highly trained and award-winning legal team. At Oakwood Legal Group, we work on a contingency fee basis, which means you will never pay anything out of pocket unless and until we win your case.
We have handled thousands of premise liability cases to successful conclusion. Many California premise cases are settled without going to court. But when choosing a personal injury attorney for your accident, it is important to know what kind of trial experience your lawyer can offer if your case does require litigation. Our experienced trial attorneys have set records in the entire State of California and we will work tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve.
NOT ALL LAWYERS ARE CREATED EQUAL! GET A HARVARD ATTORNEY ON YOUR SIDE NOW! Time is of the essence, so please contact our legal team so we can allow you to focus on your health and take the burden off your shoulders by providing you with the legal support and expertise you need. Contact us at 888-804-7858 for a FREE consultation. You are not obligated to hire us and we will provide you with an honest evaluation of your legal matter.
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